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The Fiefdom of Demon Gulch

“So it goes”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Unproven


The Fiefdom of Demon Gulch is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Barroness Integra Mormont with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 943 million Demons are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vapula Prolex. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Demon Gulchian economy, worth 33.1 trillion Cruxes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 35,080 Cruxes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Vapula Prolex to enjoy their national art, soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes, it's usual for grandparents to stay in the family home with their descendants but younger children are often frightened of them, and scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Demon Gulch's national animal is the African Swallow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Demon Gulch is ranked 182,539th in the world and 5,881st in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -3.46 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,494thTop
Most Authoritarian: 12,514thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,370thHighest Drug Use: 22,427thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,428th
Highest Drug Use: 370th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 401st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 516th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 535th in the region

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